Ep. 56 – The “Standing Meditation” Practice That Saved My Life – With Nate Rifkin

by | Challenge & Growth, Healthy Habits (Mind Body), Meditation & Mindfulness, podcast, Relationships (Self & Others)

Join Carol in this interview with Nate Rifkin to learn how he saved his life and “transformed his mind from an enemy to an ally” through the ancient “Standing Meditation” practice. Nate recognized the dangerous situation he was in in his life. First, he reflected on how his early development had negatively influenced him and created self-destructive habits. Next, he realized that his old protective mechanisms were no longer working. Finally, after much outward seeking in the world of self-help practices, life pushed Nate inward to focus on a spiritual path. He turned his life around incrementally, starting with a 1-minute meditation practice.  

Nate is an author and Daoist practitioner. In his book, The Standing Meditation, he shares his story. This #1 New Release in multiple categories on Amazon outlines his journey and “gives step-by-step directions for the Daoist meditation that saved his life.”

Show Notes:

  1. Environment and bad programming as a child
  2. Role of self-esteem in young adults
  3. First taste of transforming self
  4. Spiral of alcohol and resentment
  5. Enter a mentor and Daoism
  6. Meditation in the Standing Position
  7. Physical action as a challenge and a hook
  8. Energetic anatomy
  9. Turning down the volume on self-hating, limiting thoughts
  10. Opponents/challenges grow as you grow
  11. Power comes from going deeper with a simple practice

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The Standing Meditation by Nate Rifkin 


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